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Korean Attorney

Joong Sung AHN

Mr. Joong Sung Ahn is a partner in the Finance Group. He advises on a broad range of areas including PEF/PE, M&A, IPO/capital markets, financial regulation and consultation for financial companies, overseas expansion of financial companies, criminal finance cases, and business combinations.

Mr. Ahn advises on the entire process of complex M&A transactions for PEFs, from the designing of the transaction structure, to conducting of legal due diligence, drafting of various investment agreements and negotiations. Mr. Ahn has successfully assisted many domestic and foreign companies such as Vietnamese and Indonesian companies with their IPOs on the Korea Exchange through consultations on matters such as the listing structure, internal control systems and establishment of disclosure systems. Mr. Ahn has also provided specialized legal advice to many financial institutions on various financial regulation issues, including governance structure, licenses/permits, disclosure and unfair practice regulation, including insider trading.

Mr. Ahn’s expertise in the domestic/overseas capital markets is rooted in his previous years of civil service at the Financial Services Commission and Korea Fair Trade Commission. Recognizing his expertise, the Korea Financial Investment Association appointed him as a lecturer in 2013, and he continues to lecture on financial and capital markets law to executives and employees of securities companies and asset management companies in Korea. Mr. Ahn continues to further his expertise in the capital markets field as a member of both the Korean Securities Law Association and Korea Financial Law Association.

His clients consist mainly of securities companies and asset management companies, including Kiwoom Securities, Shinhan Investment, IBK Securities, and WWG Asset Management.

Mr. Ahn holds a conjoint LL.B. and B.A. in Public Administration from Yonsei University and an LL.M. from Yonsei University.

He is a member of the Korean Bar.

Education Close

  • 2014 Yonsei University (LL.M.)
  • 2009 Yonsei University (LL.B.)

Experience Close

  • 2016-Present Partner, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2019-Present Member, Curriculum Analysis Committee, Korea Institute of Financial Investment under the Korea Financial Investment Association
  • 2013-Present Lecturer, Korea Institute of Financial Investment under the Korea Financial Investment Association
  • 2013-Present Member, Korean Securities Law Association, Korea Financial Law Association, Financial Supervisory Law Association
  • 2015-2016 Judge advocate, Office of Director of Litigation (secondment), Korea Fair Trade Commission
  • 2015 Reviewer of 57th judicial examination, and 5th bar examination
  • 2014-2015 Judge advocate, Office of Regulatory Reform Officer (secondment), Financial Services Commission
  • 2013-2014 Judge advocate, Incheon Branch of Korea Legal Aid Corporation
  • 2013 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea

Honors and Recognitions Close

  • 2021Leading Lawyer in Securities and Finance Practice, Legal Times

Speaking Engagements and Publications Close

  • 2021Shareholder Activism and Stewardship Code (Co-author), Pakyoungsa
  • 2019Getting The Deal Through: Aviation Finance & Leasing 2019 - Korea Chapter (Law Business Research)
  • 2014Study on the Civil Liability for Insider Trading Under the Financial Investment Services and Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act (Master's thesis), Yonsei University
  • 2014Insider's Obligation to Report and Return Short Swing Profits, Yonsei Global Business Law Review, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Yonsei University Center for Global Business and Law

Admissions/Qualifications Close

  • 2013Admitted in Korea

Languages Close

Korean / English